Rip Tide by Kat Falls
(Dark Life, Book 2)

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The sequel to the acclaimed subsea adventure DARK LIFE.

Ty has always known that the ocean is a dangerous place. Every time he swims beyond the borders of his family's subsea farm, he's prepared to face all manner of aquatic predators-sharks, squid, killer whales . . .

What Ty isn't prepared to find in the deep is an entire township chained to a sunken submarine, its inhabitants condemned to an icy underwater grave. It's only the first clue to a mystery that has claimed hundreds of lives and stands to claim two more -- lives very precious to Ty and his Topsider ally, Gemma.

Now in a desperate race against the clock, Ty and Gemma find themselves in conflict with outlaws, Seaguard officers, and the savage, trident-wielding surfs -- plus a menagerie of the most deadly creatures the ocean has to offer.

Kat Falls brings to life the mysteries, marvels, and monsters of the deep in this fast-paced and inventive action-adventure.

About Kat Falls

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Kat Falls is the author of Dark Life and its sequel, Rip Tide. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, she holds an MFA in screenwriting from Northwestern University, where she now teaches. She lives in Illinois with her husband and three children.
Published February 1, 2012 by Scholastic Press. 325 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Ty, the underwater settler from Dark Life (2010), has to rescue his harvest, his parents and a slew of ragged surfs in this breakneck adventure.

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A gruesome discovery marks the start of another perilous adventure for underwater colonist Ty and his surface ally Gemma in this sequel to Dark Life, film rights for which have been picked up by Disney.

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Summary: Satisfying follow-up to one of Bookbag's favourites of 2010, Dark Life.

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Ty and Gemma must navigate treacherous waters, real and figurative, to rescue Ty's parents, try to find out who is sinking townships, maintain their uneasy relationship with the Seablite Gang, and avoid becoming prey for giant sharks and fearsome giant crocodiles.

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But with the topside government rife with corruption and the Seablite Gang being who they are, just who can Ty trust to help him find his parents and the truth behind the sunken township without giving away his own secrets?

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